Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey
Some 13,000 years ago, an adult carrying in a child walked 1.5km in mud at great speed in the presence of hungry predators.
I love this #footprints story. This trackway is remarkable for its length – over at least 1.5km. This individual did not deviate from their course. Even more remarkable is that they followed their own trackway home again a few hours later. #newmexico
The Ice Age ❄️
Fossil footprints in New Mexico: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey at the end of the last ice age #IceAgeHumans
Pretty incredible discoveries out of White Sands National Park, a human trackway older than 11,500 years, showing a person carrying a toddler one way but not on the return!
#Tracking the past, literally: About 12k yrs ago, a woman (or young man) was carrying a toddler through mud & rain, for kilometres. The individual later returned along the same path - w/o the child.
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I usually think fossil trackways are boring, but on this occasion I'll make an exception
The Leakey Foundation
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Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey - "The footprints were spotted in a dried-up lakebed, which contains hundreds of thousands of footprints dating from ~11,550 years to ~13,000 years ago"